Saturday, February 28, 2009

Here's what's OFF my loom

In my previous video I showed how to warp a rigid heddle loom.

Here is a photo showing what I DID with the loom I warped in the video.

What is it??? It is a 'sampler' of weft floats from the book, "Textures and Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom" by Betty Linn Davenport.

In this photo you can see examples of Weft Float Experiments #1 - 4.

These weft float experiments were created using a pattern stick which created a 'pattern stick shed'.

Friday, February 27, 2009

I've been FELTING

I decided to make some felt balls -- just for fun....

Then I decided to make some of those felt balls into beads -- just for fun...

And THEN I decided to make some flowers -- just for the heck of it ;) .....

I'll tell ya what.... Making the felt balls is ADDICTIVE. I really like the way they feel and sound when I scoop up a handful of the warm fuzzy things and then let them drop into a wooden bowl.... kind of reminds me of what the lottery balls on TV sound like. Ahhhhhh...... !?

Oh yeah... I felted some soap too...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

How to warp a rigid heddle loom

Ok, I'm certainly NO expert... afterall, I've only had my loom about a week!! But, you know me... l guess I just love making videos. There are a few "flaws" in this one. I'm trying to add mor annotations but youtube isn't cooperating!

Well, here it is..... :) Hope it helps!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Here's the first part of our Fiber Day Video

Yep! We're still working on it but here's the test run of the video for
Fiber Day at Freehaven Farm.

Click HERE.

Friday, February 13, 2009

We've been BUSY working on FIBER DAY!

Here's what Caron and I are working on. (Click on the image for a larger version.)

Click HERE
or copy and paste this URL into your browser for more details. :)

BTW, we are located in Simpsonville, SC (right outside of Greenville).